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Vol. 9, Issue 6 (2020)

Assessment of Etiology, complication and management of portal hypertension in adults - A Multicenter study

Author(s):
Shalini Shree H, Yashwanth C, Anu Jayram and R Srinivasan
Abstract:
Back ground: Treatment of portal hypertension is evolving based on randomised controlled trails. In acute variceal bleeding, prophylactic antibiotics are mandatory, reducing mortality as well preventing infections. The main aim of our study is to understand the etiological reasons, complications and management of Portal Hypertension (PH), in order to reduce the mortality and morbidity rate and to improve the quality of life of the patients.
Objectives: The objectives of our study were to assess the etiological factors in adults with portal hypertension, to assess the further complications of portal hypertension and to find out the current standard treatment options for portal hypertension.
Methodology: The present study was a prospective observational study. The study included 120 patients which included assessing the etiology, complications and management of portal hypertension from the medical records.
Results: Out of 120 adult patients, males (85.83%) were more predominantly affected over females (14.16%). i.e., so older adults (45-60) are more likely prone to develop PH when compared to young adults (18-30) and middle age adults (31-45). Alcoholics (57.50%) were more prone to the PH than smokers (28.33%). In gender distribution males 103(85.83%) were predominantly diagnosed with portal hypertension than females 17 (14.16%).
Conclusion: A prospective observational study was conducted on assessment of etiology, complications and management was successfully carried out in 120 patients with portal hypertension. From our study we concluded that out of all participants males were predominantly diagnosed with portal hypertension than females and in age group distribution older adults were more prone to portal hypertension than younger adults. The most common sign and symptom of portal hypertension, was identified as abdominal pain in majority of patients. Also the study revealed that alcoholics were more likely to get affected from the disease than smokers.
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How to cite this article:
Shalini Shree H, Yashwanth C, Anu Jayram, R Srinivasan. Assessment of Etiology, complication and management of portal hypertension in adults - A Multicenter study. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(6):272-277.

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